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  • Text: and the full year going to school. (43:25) o While doing this, he describes his extracurricular activities. (44:13) o Graduated from Union College in 1951 and afterwards got a job working with a denominational conference in a musical capacity. (44:48) o Life
Penno, Paul (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: the voyage. (25:40) There were multiple ships traveling with Martin’s but not very close together. (26:25) Ship stayed in a cove for 1 week while waiting for submarines to pass. During this week, the men played many cards and listened to music. (27:17
McNamara, Martin (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: . He graduated in 1942. (5:20) He has 1 brother and 3 sisters. (6:03) The home he lived in at the time of this interview (August 2011) Ray built himself. (7:22) He took music lessons on the banjo as a child. He and his brother would play in square
Richardson, Ray (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: was intended to be nine months long. -However for time constraints it was compacted to five months. -Given time every weekend to go into town to New York City. (00:25:00) -Regrets never stopping to see musical Oklahoma while it was playing in the City
Bush, Alfred L "Sam" (Interview outline and video), 2015

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  • Text: of fire on their ships with their 6-inch gun barrels causing one ship to keel over at one point. (11:49) • Astrauckas related how he was listening to music while rockets fired from the ships to shore. (12:51) •Arrived at Normandy on D+1 and unloaded
Astrauckas, Richard (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: or other defenses -Thought they were going to Alaska until heard Hawaiian music on the radio -Slept on the deck of the ship -Sailed over on a Victory Ship -Tightly packed -Used saltwater for showers, but had freshwater for drinking -Stopped at Hawaii
Press, Charles (Interview outline and video), 2017

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  • Text: in Detroit -Taught music there for twenty years -Worked as a counselor for thirteen years -Encouraged a lot of boys and girls to enlist in the military -They had no future in Detroit and no direction in life -Had a lot of them come back and thank him
Eppinga, Stuart Dirk (Interview outline and video), 2015

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  • Text: it and the same goes for the other fella's. I'll never forget it. Thanks for the nice compliment about my nice letters to you. Do you like Glenn Miller'smusic? I love all the slow, beautiful music. And I love sports, especially tennis. " Mart~ajane Kirby' 8468
Kirby, Marthajane (Interview transcript and video), 2008

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  • Text: ) Picked up a piano from a music store in Toulon, France and brought it on deck (01:00:44) Traveled to Athens one time and got to see the Acropolis (01:01:22) Traveled primarily between Italy and France – never traveled to Egypt (01:02:03) When on the ship
Trovato, Anthony (Interview outline and video), 2012

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  • Text: turntables a generator and a jeep to go around to various platoons in the Philippines and play music for them (33:43) Soon after the end of the war he had been sent to Korea (October of 1945) (34:44) This had been immediately after the Okinawa Typhoon
Van Oss, Julius (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text:  cornered into the barn.  Built up sand bags on the outside of the hole.  • Slept in the barn or the house on the floor and listened to music on a radio  • Could hear ‘Big Bertha’ shells every night going off toward the beach front toward Ally ships  • June
Kriegbaum, Robert (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: not do much shoot; mostly, they were shot at by the enemy (01:44:46:00) o At one point, Van Luyn’s unit was stationed Bayreuth, Germany, the town where the famous German composer Richard Wagner had died, and the men ended up staying in the music hall
Van Luyn, William (Interview outline and video, 1 of 2), 2011